Location: University of Saskatchewan
The Biennial Symposium on Communications is a prestigious international research conference. It provides a venue for presentation of peer-reviewed papers on mathematical communications, information theory, and signal processing.
The 30th Biennial Symposium on Communications continues a tradition begun in 1962. Founded to address the need for developing Canadian expertise in the new field of telecommunications, the symposium was the first of its kind in Canada and continues to foster greater understanding in the fields of coding and information theory as well as telecommunications and signal processing. It connects Canadian and global leaders in the academia and industry as well as fosters students in their development as the professionals of the future. For many graduate students, it is their first chance to present their work to their future peers. Since its inception, papers presented at the symposium have focused on coding, Shannon, and information theory as well as the mathematical foundations of communications and signal processing.
In 2015, the Queen’s University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering concluded an agreement with the Canadian Society of Information Theory (CSIT), allowing the CSIT to take over the organization of the Symposium. CSIT is a Canadian not-for-profit federal corporation, whose officers and directors are researchers in mathematical communication and information theory, and whose purpose is to “facilitate, aid, and promote educational activities and research in information theory and related fields” (from the CSIT’s charter). CSIT has extensive experience organizing scientific events, including the biennial Canadian Workshop on Information Theory (CWIT), held on alternate years from the Symposium. BSC 2020 is focused on the following objectives: 1. Maintaining the event as a prestigious research venue for work in mathematical communication theory, information theory, and signal processing for the Canadian as well as international community; 2. Promoting more interactions between theoreticians and practitioners, particularly those in Canada’s extensive information technology industry; and 3. Enhancing the training and networking opportunities for new researchers and student attendees.
The technical areas that will be explored in 2020 include:• Communication and Information Theory• Multiple Antenna Systems and Cooperative Communications• Communication System Security and Cryptography• Source Coding and Multimedia Communications• Wireless Networks and Cloud Communications• Ad-hoc, Sensor and Mesh Networks• Massive MIMO• Smart Grid Communications• Multiuser Communications and Interference Management• Cognitive Communications and Ultra-Wideband Systems• Nano-networking and Molecular Communications• Software-Defined Networking
1) Prof. Khandani, Professor and NSERC/Ciena Industrial Research Chair, University of Waterloo, Canada - Pleneary Talk on "Advanced Wireless Transmission Technologies"